Restrictive Ballot

The March 26 ballot [measure] to reform the county government is much too restrictive. The ballot offers only increased government or continuation of the same failed government.

There should be a choice on the ballot to abolish county government, distributing the very few essential functions of the county to those city governments who were investors in [former county Treasurer-Tax Collector Robert L.] Citron’s failed investment scheme.

Each city’s financial obligation for the county’s indebtedness would become proportional to its own investment in the failed county investment scheme. This choice would satisfy those who wish there were a “none of the above” selection on the ballot.

It would also settle the claims against the county by the cities who were foolish enough to invest their funds with Citron.